Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Produce for Kids - Get Healthy Give Hope Campaign Give-a-way ends 06/27/2012...

Produce for Kids® launched its annual Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign with 16 major supermarket chains across the country to help raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Now through June 23rd, shoppers like you can support local children’s cancer research programs and get healthy at the same time.  Thanks to the annual Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign hosted by Meijer and Produce for Kids, the more produce shoppers add to their shopping lists the more hope they can give to local children. 

Celebrating a milestone 10th birthday in 2012, Produce for Kids is excited to kick off this year’s campaign with a new partnership with Sprout® and LazyTownTM. During the campaign, Produce for Kids will offer shoppers collectible Ideal MealsTM – quick and easy healthy meal ideas, which are free and can be found in displays featuring LazyTown characters from the popular, health-focused, children’s series airing exclusively in the U.S. on 24-hour preschool television channel, Sprout. 

Ideal Meals offer shoppers chef-created/nutritionist-approved easy solutions for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Featuring fresh fruits and vegetables as the main ingredients, Ideal Meals are great for busy families who crave fast meal options that don’t require stopping at the local drive-thru. 

Below are some delicious and healthful summer-inspired Ideal Meals perfect for any upcoming picnics or BBQs you may be attending and nutritious summer lunch recipe ideas for you and your kids:



Serves 4
Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

·   1 lb. ground turkey
·   1 cup panko breadcrumbs
·   1 egg
·   1 Tbsp. fresh basil, (or ⅓ Tbsp. dried) chopped fine
·   1 cup mushrooms, washed/dried, sliced
·   ½ medium sweet onion, sliced
·   2 Tbsp. butter
·   4 slices, deli style mozzarella cheese (¾ oz. each)
·   1 large tomato, sliced
·   4 whole grain burger buns

1. In large bowl, mix breadcrumbs, egg, basil, and salt. Once mixed, add ground turkey and mix well. Make patties about the size of the bun.
2. In frying pan, on medium/high heat add butter, mushrooms and onions and cook about 10 minutes until tender and brown. Turn heat to low and keep warm.
3. Pan-fry or grill, on medium heat, burgers until firm (about 4-5 minutes a side).
4. Assemble bun with burger, cheese, tomato and onion/mushroom mixture.

Serves 4
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
·   1 apple, cored, sliced
·   4 rainbow peppers, seeded, sliced
·   ½ mango, skinned, diced
·   ½ fresh lemon, juiced
·   2 Tbsp. olive oil
1. Thoroughly toss apples, peppers, mango, lemon juice and olive oil in a bowl.
2. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
Nutrition Information:
Turkey Burgers & Rainbow Salad Calories 689; Fat ; Protein ; Carbohydrate ; Fiber 14g; Cholesterol 154mg; Sodium 606mg; Calcium 34%DV; Vitamin A 41%DV; Vitamin C 160%DV; Iron 25%DV


Serves 4
Preparation Time: 25 Minutes

Rosemary Garlic Marinade

·   ½ cup olive oil
·   2 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, minced 
·   4 cloves garlic, minced 

Pineapple Pork Kebobs

·   1 lb. pork tenderloin, cut 1-inch chunks
·   1 cup pineapple, cut 1-inch chunks
·   1 cup sweet onion, cut 1-inch chunks
·   1 cup rainbow peppers, cut 1-inch chunks
·   10-inch skewers, soaked

Rosemary Veggies

·   2 cups broccoli, chunked
·   1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
·   4 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese

Rosemary Garlic Marinade

1. Mix olive oil, rosemary and garlic in small mixing bowl. Divide in half.

Pineapple Pork Kebobs

1. Thread pork, pineapple, onions and peppers onto skewers. 
2. Brush skewers with half of Rosemary Garlic Marinade, season with salt. Let stand 5 minutes.
3. Place skewers under preheated broiler 5 inches from heat; broil 10-15 minutes or until meat is firm and lightly browned.

Rosemary Veggies

1. Heat remaining marinade in large skillet on medium-high heat.  Add broccoli and cherry tomatoes, cook for 5 minutes, or until broccoli is bright green and tender. 
2. Remove from heat and add cheese.

Nutrition Information:

Pineapple Pork Kebobs: Calories 580, Fat 33.7g, Protein 33.3g, Carbohydrate 34.8g, Fiber 5.5g, Cholesterol 83mg, Sodium 335mg, Calcium 257mg, Vitamin A 1171 IU, Vitamin C 103.2mg, Iron 3.3mg


Serves 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
·   8 slices whole wheat bread
·   4 Tbsp. hummus
·   4 Tbsp. guacamole
·   4 romaine lettuce leaves
·   4 Tbsp. goat cheese
·   2 mini cucumbers, sliced
·   1 medium tomato, sliced
1. Toast bread. Spread 1 Tbsp. hummus and guacamole on 1 slice of bread, add 1 romaine lettuce leaf, spread 1 Tbsp. goat cheese, then add cucumber and tomato slices.
2. Top with second slice of bread. 

Nutrition Information:

Tasty Hummus Sandwich Calories 381, Fat 9.7g, Protein 15.1g, Carbohydrate 59.3g, Fiber 9.8g, Cholesterol 6mg, Sodium 452mg, Calcium 122mg, Vitamin A 3187 IU, Vitamin C 15.6mg, Iron 4.3mg


Serves 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
·   2 whole wheat English muffins
·   4 Tbsp. tomato sauce
·   ¼ lb. deli roast beef
·   ¼ lb. mozzarella cheese, sliced
·   4 Tbsp. guacamole
·   1 medium tomato, sliced
·   2 mini cucumbers, sliced
1. Toast English muffins.
2. Spread 1 Tbsp. tomato sauce on each English muffin. Add roast beef, cheese, 1 Tbsp. guacamole, tomato and cucumber.
Nutrition Information:
Perfectly Petite Pizzas  Calories 256, Fat 9.1g, Protein 18.7g, Carbohydrate 24.9g, Fiber 5.1g, Cholesterol 43mg, Sodium 391mg, Calcium 257mg, Vitamin A 861 IU, Vitamin C 26mg, Iron 2.2mg


Check it out at a retailer near you!
·         Meijer: May 27th – June 23rd
·         Homeland: May 30th – June 27th

·         Publix: May 31st – June 28th

·         Kroger Southwest: June 13th – July 24th

·         Fred Meyer: June 14th – July 26th
·         Price Chopper: June 17th – July 28th

·         King Soopers: June 20th – July 31st

·         Kroger Central: June 21st – July 18th

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